North Dakota counties and cities are creatures of statute, which means their actions are limited by laws and ordinances. It is imperative that the governing bodies and officials understand these limitations. Each county and city enjoys different opportunities and each one faces different challenges. Sound legal counsel aids governing bodies in making decisions to exploit opportunities and overcome challenges in a sound, legal manner. Our attorneys have served in various capacities at the county and city level, including as retained counsel and as elected officials. Our office currently serves as the city attorney for Alexander, Arnegard, and Epping and as attorney for the zoning boards of Dunn County and McKenzie County. One of our attorneys is also the deputy states attorney for Dunn County. Our partners have a combined 50+ years experience as the elected states attorneys in McKenzie County (Dennis Johnson, 1982-2013) and Dunn County (Ross Sundeen, 1996-2014).
Private citizens have the right to serve in their local government, as well as the right to hold their government accountable to the law. Government bodies must follow specific laws and procedures in conducting their operations. Sometimes those entities step beyond their rights and harm private citizens. Our attorneys can help ensure your rights are protected.
Our city and county government experience includes:
Dennis has been practicing law, and specializing in oil & gas litigation, in Watford City since 1980.Learn More
In addition to practicing law with Johnson & Sundeen, Ross is the Assistant Dunn County States Attorney.Learn More
Ariston joined JSLO in 2011 and has an excellent track record arguing appellate cases before the North Dakota Supreme Court.Learn More
Aaron also worked as a wildland firefighter for four summers while in college. He received various certifications and was on one of the largest fires in New Mexico state history, the Las Conchas Fire.Learn More